He was a big help to me in the early days of my new life, everything seemed great, and I was convinced we were to marry – when quite suddenly, he ended our relationship.He couldn’t really give a reason why but it was over.The children in this family go on to do the same, marrying and having children and creating Godly families (Proverbs 22:6).
I asked her if she would write out her testimony about this experience, and I am so grateful that she agreed.
Her name is Angela Mc Innes, now happily married to James, a student for the ministry at the Free Church Seminary in Inverness, Scotland.
This was difficult to do not so much with him but with his family – his mother was very hurt and could not grasp why we just could not continue as we were but with our different “interests.” But my life and interests had changed so dramatically then that I could not even envisage this and scripture seemed very clear to me –it would be wrong.
Not long after I became a Christian, I became close with James, a lovely Christian man from my church.
This family foundation is only possible when we first meet the person we will marry. So finding a true believer is a fundamental step in creating a more Godly life and family.
Why am I referring to marriage when this post is on dating? The reality is that dating an unbeliever could result in marrying an unbeliever, and this may lead you to turn away from God. But if you don’t prepare your life for success, it’s only going to be harder to attain. Sure, it’s not a guarantee, but it’s more likely than if you choose to date and then marry a nonbeliever who has no desire to know, love or serve God, let alone encourage you—or teach your children—to believe in Him.
Still, no contact from this man ensued and I began to pray and pray that all feelings for him would be removed so that I could be “free” from any distraction to serve God. ) quite a chatterbox and I loved to share the gospel, I would pray for opportunities and would try to speak at any time to anyone about the Lord.
I was called “our wee missionary” at my work, for some it was a big joke and I would be playfully teased, with others very good conversations (I hope) were had.
I remember speaking to one friend who was engaged to an unbeliever about her relationship and her response was that she knew scripture taught it was wrong, but that in her situation God had made an “exception”.